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Book Group Best Bets: Fiction for Discussion

Anyone who has belonged to a book club knows that there’s one meeting more difficult and stressful than all the rest – the meeting when members discuss which books to read and discuss for the rest of the year. How … Continue reading

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Seriously fun fiction

Posted by Jen B. Literary fiction doesn’t have to be difficult, sad, or highbrow, but finding stellar writing, intriguing characterization and whip-smart wit in popular fiction is a needle-in-a-haystack hunt. Here are four great picks (plus their read-alike cousins) that are thought-provoking, good for … Continue reading

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Fall Book Group Reads: Jen’s Nonfiction picks

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, death and hope in a Mumbai undercity by Katherine Boo Based on relentless fact-finding and reporting, this harrowing story of hope and devastation in a poverty-strewn makeshift Indian town is told from the perspectives of … Continue reading

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Fall Book Group Reads: Jen’s Fiction picks

What is your book group reading this year?  Here are some recent literary novels that are eminently discuss-able. Maya’s Notebook  by Isabel Allende Sent by her grandmother to a remote island off the Chilean coast for her own safety, American-born Maya Vidal … Continue reading

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Fall Book Group Reads: Misha’s picks

Here are some of my favorite reads from 2013 that I think would be fantastic for book group discussion.

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Let’s talk about “Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter”

Beginning December 1, Book Chat (the Library’s virtual book discussion group) will discuss Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin, the story of a childhood friendship marred by misunderstanding and suspicion. Silas, the African-American child of a single mother barely making it, … Continue reading

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A book group you can join in your PJs

Can we talk about book groups? Why is it so hard to find a good one? I mean, it’s easy to join a book group at a book store or a library, but they may be a bit impersonal, they … Continue reading

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